Pres-ent for flute and cello was commissioned by Gerald and Tanya Carey for their 50th wedding anniversary.
I got a call one day from Jerry Carey whom I had met in of the NFA conference in New Mexico, he along with his wife wanted to commissioned me a piece to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary to be premiere during their "Golden Celebration" concert and CD project.
I asked him if he had any ideas about what type of piece they wanted, they told me immediately that they wanted a piece that would pretty much describe or tell the story of a marriage, the good with the not so good. I also asked them about what sonorities he and Tanya liked or if they had favorite intervals or harmonies, but they were open to any musical language I would want to use.
The piece has three movements; the first is called Enamored and has four different subtitles: The Proposal, The Wedding, The Vows, and Fiesta. The second is Disquiet and the third is titled Pas de Deux with two subtitles: The Voyage and ending with Fiesta.
Instrumentation: Flute & Cello.
Duration: ca. 13:30
Pres-ent - 2009 (flute & cello) 13:30 (three movements) Full score & parts (2) 20.00
Pres-ent - 2014 (flute & viola) 13:30 (three movements) Full score & parts (2) 20.00